My first replica Liberty Bell in the 2018 Melting Pot Grand Tour is the one located in Independence, MO at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum. The facility is located at 500 W. U.S. Highway 24 Independence, Missouri 64050-1798 and the bell sits on the north side of the building.
This is my second stop on the 2018 Grand Tour. With this Liberty Bell Replica I have accumulated 100 toward a completion total of 200 points. As I’ve shared with my friends, completing a Grand Tour doesn’t mean I’ll stop going to the cities, bells, and bonus locations; it just means I get a completion pin. I’ll keep riding because I love to ride and because I’ve not been to any of the places on the destination list.
Oh, and I’m having fun too!
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Growing up in the area learning about Harry S. Truman in school was a given, but I don’t remember learning about the Presidential Library & Museum, nor do I remember learning about the replica Liberty Bell. This could be an indictment of the local public school system but I suspect it has more to do with me being young when I heard about it and not recognizing the importance of this President, let alone the building or the replica Liberty Bell on the grounds. Regardless, bagging this bell was a lot of fun as was the follow-up lunch at The Courthouse Exchange.